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Fri
17
Oct

Gizmo's got it - photo


Linda Baumeister/Review

Just try to get past “Gizmo,” this alert 6-year-old Shih Tzu, to get to his North St. Paul family’s fall decorations. Gizmo was enjoying the outdoors on a beautiful fall afternoon Oct. 12 like many of the rest of us.

Fri
03
Oct

North St. Paul Prayer Breakfast attracts large crowd


North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast committee members Crist Langelett, left, and Kitty Sundberg, right, visit with guests after the Sept. 26 event. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Kirsten Broman King, a North graduate, was the guest speaker at the 32nd annual North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast at K&J Catering Sept. 26. Kirsten, who serves on the staff of Youth and Family Ministries at First Evangelical Free Church in Maplewood, spoke on striving for unity in community and Colossians 3:12-13 and James 1:5. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

About 85 people attended the North St. Paul Community Prayer Breakfast on Sept. 26 at K & J Catering in North St. Paul.

Thu
07
Aug

A somewhat true tale of Robin Hood - photos


Linda Baumeister/Review

Jessica Arend as Lady Marion and Nathan Cousins playing Robin Hood star in the Front Porch Theatre’s “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Keeping with the theme of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, the hope was to give a free, family-friendly performance while also raising money and awareness for those in need. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Audiences brought lawn chairs from home to the Donley family’s Burr Street home in Maplewood to take in “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” Aug. 1. Three different charities -- Feed My Starving Children, World Vision, and The Family Place -- were highlighted on each of the performance nights. Representatives from the charities gave a brief talk afterwards. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Local professional and semi-professional actors put a comic spin on Robin Hood during performances last weekend as the Donley family’s property in Maplewood transforms into Sherwood Forest.

Thu
07
Aug

‘Children of Eden’ presented at St. Mark’s Church


Noah and his family are a big part of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church drama department’s ‘Children of Eden’ upcoming production. The musical focuses on family, love, greed, anger and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hannah Scout Field, cast as Eve, Andy Doran as God, and Matt Okoneski playing Adam will perform in ‘Children of Eden,’ based on the Book of Genesis. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

‘Children of Eden’ will be presented Aug. 7 through 17 by the drama department at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, North St. Paul.

Wed
16
Jul

Maplewood illustrator recreates classic fables


Mike Wilke, writer and illustrator for Cornerstone Stories, says his favorite fable he’s done is “The Bearded Fool,” a story about a man who decides to burn part of his beard off after reading that all men with long beards are fools. “I did relate to it,” Wilke laughs. (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Maplewood illustrator Mike Wilke exhibits comics from his book “Watermelon Bones: The Sequel.” (Kaylin Creason/Review)

Political cartoonist Mike Wilke, 58, has been drawing for most of his life, but he’s never done anything like this. For the past year, Wilke has been illustrating fables for children’s books.

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